What's Wrong with the Murano?

There are 602 complaints over 14 Murano model years. These can be broken down into 3 generations with their collective PainRank™. The higher the score, the faster you should run away.

Generation Breakdown

Compare NHTSA
Gen Years Score Problems Recalls Inv. TSBs
3 2015—2017 6.08 52 6 0 13
2 2009—2014 15.61 162 5 0 97
1 2003—2007 22.4 388 23 21 224

Recent Murano News

Heads Up, Nissan Owners! That Sunroof Isn’t As Safe As You’d Hope

Heads up, Nissan owners! The sunroof in your vehicle might soon be coming down in a thousand little pieces.

A lawsuit alleges that all of Nissan’s factory-installed sunroofs (panoramic or otherwise) can explode without warning. This includes any vehicle since 2008.

Plaintiff Janelle Horne says she was riding with her husband and four kids in a leased Infiniti QX80 when the sunroof exploded like a shotgun, causing Mr. Horne to pull off the highway and see shards of glass everywhere.

Yikes, that’ll get your attention. Hopefully this lawsuit means Nissan will start paying attention too.

The lawsuit only includes residents of California at this time, but similar lawsuits may be filed nationwide based on its results.

Park Your Ride Because 120,000 Nissans Can Catch Fire

Have you ignored a dashboard warning light? I wouldn’t blame you. I was once charged $100 to turn off a light because my stupid gas cap was loose. But Nissan is pleading – if you see a warning light in certain vehicles you need to park your car and walk away because of fire risks.

Nissan is recalling more than 120,000 cars and SUVs to repair brake fluid leaks that may cause circuit boards to catch on fire. Worldwide, the automaker says about 134,000 are recalled, including almost 11,000 in Canada.

The recalled vehicles include:

  • 2016-2017 Maxima (w/ intelligent cruise control)
  • 2015-2017 Murano (w/ intelligent cruise control)
  • 2015-2016 Nissan Murano Hybrids

For the Love of Everything, Nissan Issues Another Massive OCS Recall

Anyone else getting the feeling there’s a major issue with Nissan’s Occupant Classification System (OCS)? For roughly the 103rd time – ok, 4th – Nissan is recalling their defective OCS.

And this one is a doozy at 3.8 million vehicles.

Nissan says the occupant classification systems in the front passenger seats can turn off because the systems classify an adult as a child or classify a seat as empty even if an adult is in the seat.

That will disable the airbags for someone who really needs it.

Nissan says in the case of a child classification, the system is designed to illuminate the airbag light indicating the airbag is turned off. However, if the initial classification is “empty seat,” the light will not illuminate and there is no indication that the airbag is suppressed.

Does any part of this thing work?

My sentiments exactly

Nissan has been accused of covering up the OCS issue and issuing repairs that didn’t work in a lawsuit.